Space Ways
Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,687
Ranked #5,670
4.12 | pDev: 6.31%
Apr 12, 2023
Aug 26, 2018
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Notes: This delectable hazy IPA is packed to the brim with mountains of Nelson, Motueka, and Simcoe hops and fermented with London III yeast, yielding a brilliant profile replete with mango, nectarine, and bright lime-zest character. Prepare your flavor receptacles for an astonishing thrill ride through a garden of tropical delights.

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Reviewed by AleManDan from California

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid hazy! It's been a while, but this beer is soft and pillowy but it delivers amazing hop character in the form of herbal, flowery, citrus zest, and funky, danky grass. Medium mouthfeel, higher carbonation, finishes medium-dry. Gains character as it warms. Amazing!
Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by sbuck from New Mexico

Nov 03, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can from Boise Coop. I had reached a saturation point for hazy IPAs, they started to all blend together. Then there's this. Pour is normal enough, subtle tropical fruity aroma. Taste is extremely subdued, very much so. Then it hits you...this is great stuff. Mellow, soft, bitter and sweet, at all the right levels. Hits the spot for sure. Nelson hops a great choice.
Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by 2beerdogs from California

Sep 15, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can
date stamped 10/27/21
L: hazy golden body with a frothy off-white head
S: juicy tropical fruit, citrus, pine, melon, mint
T: mango, orange, grapefruit, lime, nectarine, mint, wheat, grainy malt
F: full body, smooth yet resinous, soft carbonation, bitter finish
O: I got excited about this Nelson hopped beer, but after I got it home I realized it was hopped with Motueka, which is not my favorite. Either way, the beer is everything you’d expect from Modern Times
Jul 06, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw color with a bubble show that slowly builds to a two fingered head; webby lacing abounds

Smell: Floral with a white wine grape element; a hint of dank pine

Taste: Pleasantly floral, on the front end, with papaya and white wine grape flavors building; low to moderate bitterness, with some dank pine tones, after the swallow; the finish has some sweetness to accompany the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pleasant NE IPA that brings some floral and Antipodean elements to the style
Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jan 10, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Lukass from Ohio

Dec 29, 2021
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Rated by jbolger from Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12/18/21 Canned 9/29”BLM”. NEIPA Hazy, Nelson hops. Lemon. Not sweet, not bitter, lacks vibrancy. Thin. Ok but can do better.
Dec 19, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Nov 06, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by dbauer from California

Nov 05, 2021
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Reviewed by jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy orange color with a chunky white head. Aromas include grapefruit, orange and an oily hop not. Flavor follows with a nice malt presence in the background to smooth everything out a bit. Slightly resinous on the palate, finishes gently considering the bold flavors. Very nicely done!
May 09, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Bruno74200 from France

Apr 14, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by HopBelT from Belgium

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Eltrandos from France

Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by eshooshoo from California

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.95 by achen4262 from California

Jan 30, 2021
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Rated by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Just OK, not stellar, not cellar in my mind.
Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 4.61 by Glenndanzig138 from Oregon

Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by Tiernan from Texas

Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 10/20/20. Bought 12/23 for $3 per 16 oz. can. Consumed 1/1/2021. If you like the Nelson hops you will probably like this one. 2 finger head that is relatively persistent and lots of lacing. Smell and taste follow the can description of Nelson hops followed by a couple secondary hops. Nice mouthfeel with low carbonation. This won't be my primary go-to hazy but could play a role when I want something with a "different" flavor profile. I like other hazy IPAs in the same price range better, but mostly as a result of the hop selection.
Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by Mortarforker from Texas

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Dec 03, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by kmoen from California

Dec 01, 2020
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Reviewed by camtgrant from Washington

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a beautiful, opaque, golden orange color with a dense, soapy head. Good retention on the head with alot of lacing coating the glass. Delicious aromatics on this, smells of bright tropical fruits, white grape, citrus and some pine.

The taste is reminiscent of the aroma, white grape and citrus forward with soft notes of tropical fruits and some pine. It has a great balance of soft doughy malts and a delicious soft fruity sweetness. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth with a bit of a crisp, dry finish. Body is medium with moderate carbonation and bitterness.

Space Ways is an all around solid beer. Tasteful, complex and possibly too drinkable. Might be one of my new favorites from Modern Times.
Nov 29, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Nov 24, 2020
Rated: 3.95 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Nov 11, 2020
Rated: 3.86 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Nov 10, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 25, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by Jarrettperez from South Carolina

Oct 13, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz canned 8-31-20. Opened 10-11-20.
3 finger off-white head with amazing retention. Dense foam, fine bead...thing of beauty.
Fully opaque, orange-gold IPA. Well integrated and smooth sludge. Thick and sticky lacing.
Freshly peeled orange, citrus oils. White grape. Pine needles.
Glazed pound cake. Very appealing nose.
Runs the gamut of hop flavors - tropical, zesty citrus, stone fruit, white grape, and pine.
It's all here in a tasty flavor packed combo.
Full body, soft mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation.
Nice punch of early bitterness in a hop-full barely off-dry finish.
Another winner from Modern Times.
Oct 12, 2020
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
16oz can, dated 08.17.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy and turbid orange color, golden and amber hues with a nice foamy white head, decent height and retention with great lacing. The aroma is nice, bright and fragrant Nelson hops, white grape and soft stone fruits, citrus, wildflower, pine, grassiness and a nice spice with pale dough and sweet yeast. The flavors are good, more doughy and malty than initially expected, sweet yeast and wildflower with a nice pillowy fruitiness, light stone fruits, white grape, orange citrus with moderate earthiness, somewhat dank and weedy with that characteristic Nelson spice bite. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lively heavier medium body that finishes easily with a soft dry kick.

Verdict: A nice NEIPA from Modern Times. The Nelson is expressed well and is certainly the focal point of the beer. It's a bit sweet, as can happen with the style but the balance is nice and it's very sessionable.
Oct 05, 2020
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 282 ratings